We had our annual Halloween party Saturday night and so I've posted a few pics of the treats I made and the recipes. Enjoy!
These "finger bones" are actually candy-coated pretzels.
1 bag of Pretzel Rods (broken into various sizes)
1 bag of Wilton's Vanilla Candy Melts (craft section) or brick of Vanilla Almond Bark (baking aisle)
Melt vanilla coating in a deep bowl according to package directions. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Using a fork, carefully dip each broken pretzel piece into the melted coating. Shake gently to remove excess. Place the coated pretzel on the wax paper. Repeat for as many pieces as will fit onto your cookie sheet then place into the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove bones (candies) from the cookie sheet and repeat for remaining pretzel pieces.
Assemble some of the bones on your platter in the shape of a hand and the rest surrounding it.
(4) 4-ounce boxes of Strawberry-flavored Jell-O
(2) 4-ounce boxes of Peach-flavored Jell-O
(1) 8-ounce can of non-fat Evaporated Milk
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
Prepare the brain mold by spraying with cooking spray. Coat well.
Boil 2 and 1/2 cups of water. Remove from heat. Pour in all 6 packages of Jell-O. Stir well until all granules have dissolved. Add in 1 cup of cold water and can of evaporated milk. Stir. Carefully pour into the prepared mold. Place in refrigerator for 4 hours until set.
Remove from fridge and place your serving platter upside-down on top of the open side of mold. Carefully flip over and tap until it releases the brain. Brush or drip red food coloring into the crevices for a realistic look.
Although they appear gruesome, these eyeballs are actually sweet and tasty cakeballs...and completely addicting!!
1 box white cake mix
1 tub prepared vanilla frosting
1 bag Vanilla Wilton Candy Melts (craft area) or 1 brick Vanilla Almond Bark (baking aisle)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 bag Red Wilton Candy Melts or 2 tubes of red icing
Green food coloring
Bake cake in a 9x13" rectangle or (2) 9" round cake pans according to package directions. Let cool completely. In a large bowl, crumble the entire cooled cake with your hands and the back of a spoon if needed. Add in 2/3 of the tub of prepared frosting and mix well with large spoon.
Using your hands, roll this mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Place the cakeballs in the fridge for 15 minutes while you prepare the coating.
Melt the vanilla-coating as directed on package, add in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to thin. Mix well. Remove the chilled cakeballs from the fridge and dip one-at-a-time into the melted coating, using a fork. Tap to remove excess and place back on wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Immediately place a brown Mini M&M in the top center of each cakeball. Repeat for all then place into freezer for 10-15 minutes until set.
When the coating is firm, remove from the freezer and brush green food coloring around the brown M&M to create the retina. Repeat for each cakeball.
Melt the red Wilton Candy Melts then spoon into a decorating bag or bottle. Squeeze 3-4 squiggle lines onto each eyeball to give a bloodshot look. *If you don't have red candy melts you can simply use a red icing tube from the baking aisle.
I found these silicone ice cube trays at my local Dollar Tree but thought I'd try them out as candy molds instead. I first filled in the eyes and nose with melted dark chocolate then filled in the rest of the skulls with melted Vanilla Almond Bark (baking aisle of my Walmart, near chocolate chips). I placed them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set. I removed them and they popped right out of the silicone trays with no problems. They worked perfectly and at only $1 they were a great buy!! (I saw similar Halloween-themed silicone candy mold trays selling for $5 - $10)
Click HERE to be taken to my previous post with the complete recipe for these cupcakes. And even better, click HERE to watch how to make these cupcakes (along with 2 other designs).
I found these Halloween (black and orange) Mission Tortilla Chips at my local Target (in the Halloween section).
"Witches Brew" Punch
1 can frozen Limeade Concentrate
1 2-liter bottle of Ginger Ale
1 brick of Lime or Rainbow Sherbet
Let sherbet soften about 15 minutes before preparing punch. Pour frozen limeade and ginger ale into punch bowl. Add softened sherbet and mix well with ladle or large spoon.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed the recipes and pics from our Halloween party.